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dav Review

It seems to rain a lot here in Nova Scotia. Last year John was off the entire month of July and it rained the whole time! Then when he went back to work in August, it was nice and sunny again- go figure! I won’t let a little rain get me down this year especially now that I have discovered dav- a new rain boot and accessories collection by StyleWest.

This California company discovered that there was a gap in the market for fashionable and comfortable rain apparel. When I originally thought of rain boots, I pictured these big black or yellow galooshes that may stop you from getting wet, but aren’t the most attractive or feminine looking boot out there. I probably would just rather get my feet all wet than wear those unsightly rubbers.  With dav, I think I would wear their boots even when it was sunny out. They are just that cool!

At dav, you can find rain boots, rain pumps (yes-  high heels!), rain flats, and even rain sneakers. In addition, they carry handbags, socks, tees, kids apparel and of course, well you guessed it- umbrellas!

I was sent two products from the collection to try out. The Pink Leopard Rain Flats are a ballet style shoe made from natural rubber. They are waterproof  and have a breathable footbed with PORON cushioning. They have a pink animal print design that is both sassy and fun. I am not one to wear high heels especially in the rain so the flats were the perfect choice for me. They are comfy to wear and are so cute. I don’t have any pink shoes so this was a first for me and I love the splash of colour they add to my mainly black wardrobe. I don’t like to go into the rain unless I have to (ie. run from the car to the house, etc) and I did wear them shopping on some of the wet days we had recently. They did seem to keep my feet dry. Mind you, I don’t go out and jump in puddles anymore, but they did the job they were meant to do. They are priced at $29.

My favourite product of the two is the Large East/West Black Handbag. I didn’t know it was coming so it was a big surprise and I absolutely LOVE it! This is the bag I am taking with me anytime we go on overnight trips. Its a little too big for me to use as a day to day purse, but its PERFECT when you want to go away for a couple of days. Its very functional and has tonnes of room to hold all my stuff. I packed towels, clothes, tolietries, etc on our recent overnight trip and it fit perfectly. It also has organizational pockets on the inside and outside so you can tuck away anything special you don’t want to lose. Since its made for the rain, it keeps everything inside perfectly dry and not damp at all. The zipper completely closes at the top which is something I like and wanted to mention. Some bags I have used before leave gaps at the top so moisture or bugs or whatever else can get into your bag. Its a big pet peeve of mine. A bag should have a zipper that completely closes and this one does- A+!

Style wise- it’s awesome! The picture doesn’t do it justice and it looks so much better in person. Its actually a gorgeous bag. I love all the black design details and the way it carries so comfortably. Hands down, this is the best bag I own. Its worth every penny of its $52 price tag.

Visit dav and have a look at their rain wear collection. I think you will be impressed by what you see!

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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